Category Archives: Pesach/ Passover

Passover Sequel

Dayeinu! It’s enough. With the melodies of the seder songs still lingering somewhere in our heads and running out of new ideas for a schmear to lively up a week of matzah eating, what else can say, or sing, other … Continue reading

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Passover Fundraiser

Happy Passover and thank you to all for your commitment to our Passover Appeal!  If you haven’t yet had a chance to pledge, please consider contacting Shais at the BE office. Every matzah crumb helps, really! Wherever you gathered, I … Continue reading

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Passover Food Traditions

By Cantor Linda Semi Of all our holidays, I think Passover is the most home-centered one we have. None of the others require us to prepare our homes to the extent of this chag. While Jews have always been open … Continue reading

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“Knock, Knock. Who’s There? Elijah.”

By Rabbi Mark Melamut  When I was young, I remember being intrigued every year at Passover by the ritual of opening our doors at the end of the seder. I recall anxiously awaiting Elijah, who I thought might walk through … Continue reading

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Upcoming Holidays

Pesach Erev Pesach (1st Seder) — Friday, April 22 BE Closed. If you have space at your seder or need a place to go, contact the office. Pesach Day 1 (Second Seder) — Saturday, April 23 Morning Service at 9:45am … Continue reading

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I Almost Missed The Exodus: A Passover Children’s Story

By Bonnie G. Lindauer    I’ll never forget that day when I was almost left behind in Egypt. I was drawing camels in the dirt when I overheard someone at our front door telling my father to be ready to … Continue reading

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Passover Themed Classes

A Passover Potpourri Congregation B’nai Emunah is offering three classes about the most important Passover Questions. Starting March 31 , every Thursday night from 7-9pm, join Hayley, Frank and Mark for these participatory continuing education classes. March 31 “Why is this … Continue reading

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Opening Day – Play Ball and Happy Passover

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Can you smell it in the air?  Not the peanuts and cracker jacks, the freshly raked field or even the shouts of “play ball,” but the signs of the other Opening Day.  The Opening Day that … Continue reading

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A Passover Short Story by Martin Lindauer

With Pesach approaching soon, the following short story by Martin Lindauer may evoke memories of parents and grandparents around the Seder table.  (originally published in the Shofar Literary Revew, March 2009  http://www.shofarlitreview.com/301.html  Three Languages, Four Questions “Mah nishtanah…?” “Fa voos is … Continue reading

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PASSOVER 2014/5774 – Cleaning out the Chametz

By Rabbi Mark Melamut A crumb here, a crumb there, chametz seems to be everywhere. We recall that not only do we eat matzah on Pesach, as we read in Exodus 12:20, “you shall eat matzah,” but we are also … Continue reading

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